NAME

vm - a table in the xCAT database.


SYNOPSIS

vm Attributes: node, mgr, host, migrationdest, storage, storagemodel, storagecache, storageformat, cfgstore, memory, cpus, nics, nicmodel, bootorder, clockoffset, virtflags, master, vncport, textconsole, powerstate, beacon, datacenter, cluster, guestostype, othersettings, physlots, vidmodel, vidproto, vidpassword, comments, disable


DESCRIPTION

Virtualization parameters


vm Attributes:

node

The node or static group name

mgr

The function manager for the virtual machine

host

The system that currently hosts the VM

migrationdest

A noderange representing candidate destinations for migration (i.e. similar systems, same SAN, or other criteria that xCAT can use

storage

A list of storage files or devices to be used. i.e. dir:///cluster/vm/<nodename> or nfs://<server>/path/to/folder/

storagemodel

Model of storage devices to provide to guest

storagecache

Select caching scheme to employ. E.g. KVM understands 'none', 'writethrough' and 'writeback'

storageformat

Select disk format to use by default (e.g. raw versus qcow2)

cfgstore

Optional location for persistant storage separate of emulated hard drives for virtualization solutions that require persistant store to place configuration data

memory

Megabytes of memory the VM currently should be set to.

cpus

Number of CPUs the node should see.

nics

Network configuration parameters. Of the general form [physnet:]interface,.. Generally, interface describes the vlan entity (default for native, tagged for tagged, vl[number] for a specific vlan. physnet is a virtual switch name or port description that is used for some virtualization technologies to construct virtual switches. hypervisor.netmap can map names to hypervisor specific layouts, or the descriptions described there may be used directly here where possible.

nicmodel

Model of NICs that will be provided to VMs (i.e. e1000, rtl8139, virtio, etc)

bootorder

Boot sequence (i.e. net,hd)

clockoffset

Whether to have guest RTC synced to "localtime" or "utc" If not populated, xCAT will guess based on the nodetype.os contents.

virtflags

General flags used by the virtualization method. For example, in Xen it could, among other things, specify paravirtualized setup, or direct kernel boot. For a hypervisor/dom0 entry, it is the virtualization method (i.e. "xen"). For KVM, the following flag=value pairs are recognized: imageformat=[raw|fullraw|qcow2] raw is a generic sparse file that allocates storage on demand fullraw is a generic, non-sparse file that preallocates all space qcow2 is a sparse, copy-on-write capable format implemented at the virtualization layer rather than the filesystem level clonemethod=[qemu-img|reflink] qemu-img allows use of qcow2 to generate virtualization layer copy-on-write reflink uses a generic filesystem facility to clone the files on your behalf, but requires filesystem support such as btrfs placement_affinity=[migratable|user_migratable|pinned]

master

The name of a master image, if any, this virtual machine is linked to. This is generally set by clonevm and indicates the deletion of a master that would invalidate the storage of this virtual machine

vncport

Tracks the current VNC display port (currently not meant to be set

textconsole

Tracks the Psuedo-TTY that maps to the serial port or console of a VM

powerstate

This flag is used by xCAT to track the last known power state of the VM.

beacon

This flag is used by xCAT to track the state of the identify LED with respect to the VM.

datacenter

Optionally specify a datacenter for the VM to exist in (only applicable to VMWare)

cluster

Specify to the underlying virtualization infrastructure a cluster membership for the hypervisor.

guestostype

This allows administrator to specify an identifier for OS to pass through to virtualization stack. Normally this should be ignored as xCAT will translate from nodetype.os rather than requiring this field be used

othersettings

This allows specifying a semicolon delimited list of key->value pairs to include in a vmx file of VMware. For partitioning on normal power machines, this option is used to specify the hugepage and/or bsr information, the value is like:'hugepage:1,bsr=2'.

physlots

Specify the physical slots drc index that will assigned to the partition, the delimiter is ',', and the drc index must started with '0x'. For more details, please reference to manpage of 'lsvm'.

vidmodel

Model of video adapter to provide to guest. For example, qxl in KVM

vidproto

Request a specific protocol for remote video access be set up. For example, spice in KVM.

vidpassword

Password to use instead of temporary random tokens for VNC and SPICE access

comments
disable


SEE ALSO

nodels(1), chtab(8), tabdump(8), tabedit(8)